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Towards ensuring an educative law week, the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch has unveiled speakers and topics for panel discussion for its 2022 law week.

See details below:

Monday, March 21, 2022

Keynote Address

Democracy and Legal Order: Shaping the Future – Prof. Akin Oyebode SAN (Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence, University of Lagos).

1st Plenary Session
Topic: Legal Order: Terrorism, Banditry, Elections, and Good Governance


Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN
(Senior Partner & Head of Arbitration & ADR Practice Group Olisa Agbakoba Legal)

Chief R. A. Lawal-Rabana, SAN FCIArb
(Chief Counsel at R.A. Lawal Rabana)

Mrs. Chinwe Efobi
(Chairperson, FIDA Lagos Branch)

Mrs. Ayo Obe (Columnist, TV Presenter, Human Rights Activist, Managing Partner Ogunsola Shonibare Law Office)

Chief J.K. Gadzama, SAN (Partner, J-K Gadzama LLP) – Moderator

2nd Plenary Session
Topic: Governance and the Role of the Private Sector


Hon. Justice Theresa Chukwuemeka-Chikeka (Acting Chief Judge of Imo State)

Mr. Bismarck Rewane (CEO, Financial Derivatives Co Ltd)

Mrs. Pearl Uzokwe (Director, Governance and sustainability, Sahara Group)

Ms. Nkem Agboti (Partner, Amber Solicitors)

Shola Soyele (Judiciary Correspondent & Host Law Weekly at Channels TV) – Moderator

3rd Plenary Session
Topic: Taxation, Development and Fiscal Federalism


Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN (Partner, Aluko & Oyebode)

Prof. Derek Obadina (Prof of Taxation, LASU)

Mrs. Lolade Ososami (Partner UUBO)

Mr. Taiwo Oyedele (Fiscal Policy Partner and African Tax Leader at PWC).

Prof. Abiola Sanni, SAN (Professor, Commercial and Industrial Law, University of Lagos) – Moderator

4th Plenary Session
Topic: Upskilling Lawyers for Contemporary Practice 


Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, SAN (Partner, Ojukwu, Faotu & Yusuf)

Mr. Tobenna Erojikwe (Chairman, NBA ICLE)

Mr. Sylvester Elema, SAN (Principal Partner, Usman & Elema)

Prof Ayodele Atsenuwa (Professor of Public Law, University of Lagos)

Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN (Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi LP) – Moderator

Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

5th Plenary Session
Topic: Arise, Sleeping Giant: Unlocking Nigeria’s Potential as an Investment Destination


Mrs. Tinuade Awe (CEO, NGX Regulation Limited)

Mrs. Dolapo Kukoyi (Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors)

Mr. Chinua Azubike (CEO, Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company Limited)

Mr. Fola Fagbule (Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Advisory at Africa Finance Corporation)

Mr. Rotimi Aju (Partner, Consolex Legal Practitioners) – Moderator

6th Plenary Session
Topic: Giving Life to the Business Rescue Intent of CAMA 2020 under the Present Legal Order: Implementation Challenges


Hon Justice (Dr.) Nnamdi Dimgba, (Federal High Court, Awka Division)

Dr. Anthony Idigbe, SAN (Senior Partner, Punuka Attorneys)

Prof. Godwin Oyedokun
(Professor of Management and Accounting, Lead City University, Ibadan)

Mr. Richard Ayodele Akintunde, SAN, CArb. (Managing Partner, Ayodele Akintunde & Co.)– Moderator

7th Plenary Session
Technology and Justice Delivery: The Bar and Bench of the Future


Hon. Justice (Dr.) Benedict Kanyip (President of the NIC)

Mr. Basil Udotai (Managing Partner,Technology Advisors, ICT Lawyersand Consultants)

Mr. Bidemi Daniel
(Partner and CEO of Taxaide)

Dr. (Mrs) Adekemi – Omotubora
(Lecturer, Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, University of Lagos)

Mr. Rotimi Ogunyemi (Chairman, ICT Committee NBA-SBL) – Moderator

Hon Justice Benedict Kanyip being represented by Hon. Justice Nweneka G. Ikechi
(Lagos Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court)

8th Plenary Session
Topic: The Roles of the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive in the Forthcoming Elections: A Critical Appraisal 


Hon Justice Ayo Phillips (Rtd) FCArb
(Chairman, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission-LASIEC)

Mr. Mike Igini (Resident Commissioner, INEC, Akwa Ibom State)

Mr. Dapo Akinosun, SAN
(Managing Partner, SimmonsCooper Partners)

Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, (Hon Attorney General of Lagos State)

Mrs. Onikepo Braithwaithe
(Editor, This day Lawyer)– Moderator

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